SANTA CRUZ >> A group of Santa Cruz County supervisors has hired the local chapter of the San Diego State University canvassers to help canvass for a new mural to be installed in front of the campus.
The canvass is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
The new mural, which is by San Diego artist Nick J. Brown, will be located at the corner of South and University avenues.
The mural is being commissioned by the San Francisco Art Museum.
“We have a very diverse workforce, and we need a way to communicate the diversity and the richness of our culture,” said Supervisor John Gail.
“This is one of the most beautiful pieces of art we’ve ever had.”
The mural will depict an African-American woman on horseback, a woman in an African American dress, a person of color, and a woman with a dog in the background.
The project will also include a video and text commentary by the artist.
The artworks are expected to sell for $25,000.
The project is also funded through the Santa Cruz Public Arts Trust, the county’s arts and cultural district.